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View Poll Results: Best Steering Stabilizer Flip Kit
Rough Country $20 2 10.00%
Dominion OffRoad $35 2 10.00%
Synergy Suspension $45 7 35.00%
JKS Manufacturing $60 0 0%
Teraflex $63 3 15.00%
Rancho $40 1 5.00%
Bacon $5 5 25.00%
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Talking Best Kit for Flipping the Steering Stabilizer

WHY FLIP
I'm wanting to flip my steering stabilizer because it hangs so low and can get hit off-road. I'm basically trying to find a good budget option that would let me keep my factory steering stabilizer. Any issues I should be aware of or tips would be highly appreciated.

WHAT A STEERING STABILIZER IS
A steering stabilizer is basically a shock absorber for your steering system. It allows unrestricted gradual movement, but resists sudden shock .Picture of the steering stabilizer (SS) in the factory location below, circled in light blue.


KIT OPTIONS
Rough Country $20
This is a good video to see what is involved with flipping the SS. I'm not thrilled with how the bracket doesn't sandwich the shock. It seems to be the cheapest option.

Jeep JK Stabilizer Relocation Bracket




Dominion OffRoad JK Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket $35

CNC Formed 316 Stainless Steel
Jeep JK Steering Stabilizer



This is the one I think is the winner, or runner up to the Synergy.

Synergy Suspension Steering Stabilizer Mount $45
This steering stabilizer bracket will work with the Synergy Suspension track bar
relocation bracket or no track bar relocation bracket at all. It may work on other
manufactures track bar relocation brackets but you will be required to check
fitment.
• This steering stabilizer bracket enables the use of the Fox 980-99-099-A-JK
steering stabilizer, Synergy Suspension PPM-6001 steering stabilizer or the
factory. Others most likely can be used but you will be required to check fitment.
• A minimum of 2” tall bumper stop spacers are required to prevent the steering
stabilizer relocation bracket from contacting the frame when the suspension is at
full bump. Most lift kits include and require a bump stop spacer this tall.



JKS Manufacturing Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit
JKS Manufacturing OGS162 - JKS Manufacturing Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec $60
  • The JKS Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket is constructed from premium 0.25" .
  • Weld-on installation recommended; bolt-on installation optional. Multiple mounting configurations ensure maximum versatility
  • Weld-on installation strengthens OE track bar bracket to prevent fatigue and failure, or optional bolt-on installation allows easy fitment for light duty applications


Teraflex JK Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket Kit $63


Rancho® High Clearance Steering Stabilizer Bracket Kit $40
I'm guessing the extra u-bolts are to replace the factory tie-rod mount for the SS.
  • Laser Cut High Strength Steel Brackets
  • Grade 8 Hardware
Rancho RS64100 - Rancho® High Clearance Steering Stabilizer Bracket Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec



QUESTIONS
1)If your steering stabalizer got ripped off you would still be able to drive for 100 miles without major problems right?

2)Can you hit the track-bar with the Steering Stabilizer, while flipped and under extreme flex.

3)Is JKS being overly cautious saying that if you just bolt, and don't weld on the bracket, it should only be used for light duty use. If no do you think that all bracket should be welded.

4)DIY WELDING
I currently don't have a welding machine, or a buddy with one. I'm guessing that welding is the best way to install the bracket vs just bolting it on. I'm also wanting to get some lower control arm skids in the nearish future. I'm tempted to get a basic welding set-up from harbor freight and try to teach myself how to weld. With coupons, I could get a 90Amp Flux welder, and a dimming helmet for around $120. Is it something I could practice for a couple days and be good enough to weld the stuff on?

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Old 06-10-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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Running without one is the cheapest and best option if you spend a lot of time on the trails.

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Bolting on is fine for a SS and like Watchthis said, you can drive without one.

I honestly would go with the cheapest mount possible. If you have a bracket for the Track bar already, you may not even need one.

This is my Rancho bolted straight to the TB bracket.
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Oh

X2 with learning how to weld. Been trying to tell myself the same
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Synergy. Also bacon before and after the mod.
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STOCK STEERING STABILIZER CLEARANCE
I climbed under with a found the steering stabilizer's tie-rod-mount hangs down 1.5" below the tie-rod. That's only like .5" wide so it's not too bad. The steering stabilizer(SS) is tucked behind the tie rod some. It hangs down about 3/4" below the tie rod in its lowest spot. I'm thinking about maybe rotating the tie rod mount some to get a bit more clearance. I need to test with turning the wheels first. I can get an aftermarket SS for $50 so I might just keep it as is, and risk it getting snagged by a rock. .

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Running without one is the cheapest and best option if you spend a lot of time on the trails.
Super helpful man. I'm not as worried about the steering stabilizer getting messed up now. I'm not quite ready to toss the SS just yet. If it gets messed up I likely will not replace it.

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Bolting on is fine for a SS and like Watchthis said, you can drive without one. I honestly would go with the cheapest mount possible. If you have a bracket for the Track bar already, you may not even need one. This is my Rancho bolted straight to the TB bracket.
I'm not lifted yet. Thanks for the idea and picture. I love the idea.

ONE EARED MOUNTS TYPES FOR SS
I noticed my steering stabilizer, on the tie rod mount side, it doesn't use a 2 eared sandwiched type of mount. (The mount only touches on one side of the shocks eye-hole vs both sides.) It gave me more confidence you could mount like that on both ends of the SS. I've looked a bit more into doing the SS relocation. I found synergy also has another simpler bracket for $10 cheaper like that.

NEED 2" BUMPSTOPS
Synergy states you need a 2" bumpstop to prevent hitting the frame. (http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Je...t-p-18361.html) I'm guessing that translates to you need a lift that is over 2" vs the factory bumpstops. Otherwise it can hit the frame. I'm not lifted, so that kills that idea.

2011+ CANNOT FLIP SS TIE-ROD MOUNT
Synergy also warns that with newer 2011+ JK's you cannot simply rotate the stock SS's tie rod mount. They say it will hit the differential cover. I don't see how that would be a problem looking at it. It looks like it would have more clearance. It does look like it would be very tight to the drag link. There aftermarket $50 mount will work. Regardless, both of those warnings took the wind out of my sails for doing the flip. It appears the other kits would need a lift/longer bumpstops also. I have no lift yet.

TRACKBAR TORQUE-HOW THE HELL
I crawled under and have a good look at it. It looked like the trackbar would be a major pain to torque down. It looks like most kits require that removed to put on. That bolt needs to be at 125 ft/lbs for spec. Holding the nut is what makes me wonder how people pull that off. It seems like too much for the little flag on the nut to handle. I want to put in the closer tolerance bolts at some point so it has me thinking.

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The flag nut will handle the torque. If you swap out the bolts, put the front axle on jackstands and remove the wheels. Gives you tons more room to work and get leverage on the nuts/bolts.
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This seems simple to me. Double sheer and made of stainless steel. Dominion is the way to go.
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Great thread, hope some of the posters are still subscribed. After bashing my OEM SS and experiencing some steering wheel shimmy over rough roads, I want to replace it but flip it up out of harm's way. Has anyone figured out which kits can be used WITHOUT a lift or extended bumpstops? Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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I went Rough Country. Track bar/steering stabilizer relocation bracket. Very happy with it. OME HD springs and front Daystar .75" spacers. All said about 4.5" of lift give or take with 35's. Bottom of Rubi rail is just shy of 24" from the ground.
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[QUOTE=Rooster76;3843939]WHY FLIP
I'm wanting to flip my steering stabilizer because it hangs so low and can get hit off-road. I'm basically trying to find a good budget option that would let me keep my factory steering stabilizer. Any issues I should be aware of or tips would be highly appreciated.

Rancho® High Clearance Steering Stabilizer Bracket Kit $40
I'm guessing the extra u-bolts are to replace the factory tie-rod mount for the SS.
  • Laser Cut High Strength Steel Brackets
  • Grade 8 Hardware
Rancho RS64100 - Rancho® High Clearance Steering Stabilizer Bracket Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec


Just wanted to weigh in w/ some hopefully helpful experience. I went w/ the Rancho kit that includes brackets, shock, boot, and bolts for $70 from Amazon because it was reasonably priced, complete, included good brackets, and got good reviews elsewhere.

After getting it in the mail I noticed the instrux say you need min. 2" bumpstops. (Not 2" longer than stock, but 2".) I measured mine and they seemed at least that, but I wasn't sure whether to measure all the rubber or only what's sticking out of the bumpstops mount. I figured I'd be okay with the taller Rubicon springs and because they didn't say you need a lift. I'm now guessing the measurement is only the rubber of the bumpstops, because I've already dented my SS cylinder by it hitting the underside of the frame rail. (My bumper and winch may also have been a factor.) So anyway, since I've already marred mine, I'm going to reverse it and hope the extra 1" clearance afforded by running the rod under the frame (instead of the cylinder) helps me out. And I plan to just leave it off entirely for offroading until I get a lift installed.

Buyer beware, YMMV, and all that. See you on the trails.
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Hey guys,

Sorry to revive an old thread, but anyone know of a front trackbar bracket that has steering stabilizer relocation built in? I want to relocate the SS, and figure while I'm messing with the trackbar bracket, I may as well raise it (2.5" lift).

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